Crock-Pot 3040-VG 4-Quart Manual Slow Cooker – very good slow cooker

After thirtysome years my crockpot finally stopped heating. I bought this to replace my old one and it does a nice job. It cooks as well as my old model.

Very happy with this simpler model without the electronic bells and whistles some newer ones have. My first use for it was in cooking beef tongue, and it worked great.

Haven’t had any issues with mine, and i’ve had it for over a year now. I do wish this product had a timer or a warming setting, but for the price, this is a great deal. It works well for busy college students. Here are the specifications for the Crock-Pot 3040-VG 4-Quart Manual Slow Cooker:

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  • 4-quart slow cooker in white with decorative vegetable design
  • Stoneware crock insert offers stick-resistant coating for easy cleaning
  • User-friendly control knob; low and high heat settings
  • Tempered glass lid; stay-cool side handles for safe transport; recipes included
  • Measures 12 by 12 by 10-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty

It is an updated version of the late 60’s crock pot. It is simplicity itself to use, but it doesn’t quite fit the anodized aluminum ‘bread and cake bake’ insert which is all that remains from my original crock pot. I have an old domed glass lid from my old crock pot that i had the foresight not to discard when the old crock pot’s line cord rotted off. With it, i can use the insert. As far as the mechanics of shipping it here, it was delivered in the advertised time, as exactly was as advertised. I just wish they had said it doesn’t fit the insert. Nevertheless, i’m pretty happy with it.

This is the best looking crock-pot on amazon. It is well made and just the right size. Does not take up too much room.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Crock pot — updated version of the late 60’s cooker
  • very happy with this simpler model without the electronic bells and
  • but to the best of my knowledge

Does the job, but not as good at slow-cooking as the old-fashioned ceramic crock-pot.

Pot, i use it 4x a week at least. Wish i had room for 2 of them on the counter.

This replaced a rival brand crock pot/slow cooker that i used for ~20 years. The ‘crock’ was dropped and broke. My previous one was set on 3 ‘legs’ and i had absolutely no problem with it being stable enough to sit on the kitchen counter top. I suppose if there was a problem with that sort of design the manufacturers of this style crock pot would have included 4 or 5 legs and they would have done that 30 or 40+ years ago when slow cookers/crock pots of this type came out in mass production. Yes there have a recall(s) over the years, but to the best of my knowledge, never for only having 3 legs and turning over. I don’t care for the vegetables on the cooker, but i guess they could have put some animals on the outside, like a moo moo cow or some yard bird you’ll about to eat.

I ;ove the cooker and the recipes that came with it. I work all day and it is so nice to come home to the smell of homeade soup, pot roast or meatloaf.

Very good slow cooker stick to the original.

Hi, i bought 2 of these crockpots, one for me and one for my daughter for christmas. The price is awesome and the product is great. I just checked and the price is even lower. There is also a great cookbook to get with lots of pictures. ‘three books in one, rival crockpot cookbook’. The best crockpot cookbook ever. I have my husband pick a picture and i make it and they are delicious.

The only negative thing is i wish it was bigger. I got a smaller one than i had ’cause my husband said i shouldn’t cook so much food just for the two of us. This, in no way, is a criticism of an excellent product.

It was a replacement for the i had that had broken.

Modern crockpots just aren’t made like they used to make them. This is my third recently-purchased crockpot. Two were awful (kalorik, hamilton beach) because they got too hot to touch and there was no difference between the high and low settings. It does what i expect and four quarts is the right size for me.

I bought this crockpot used so i didn’t get the booklet, but there are now so many recipes online i’m not hurting for ideas of what to do with it ( [. is a great site – you can get “slow cooker” recipes by entering it into the search field. They will also send you new recipes weekly if you wish. )the main thing i love about this crockpot (besides it’s really cute decorative design) is, the interior of the crockery is coated with something that virtually “melts” hardened and burned-on residue with a quick soak in soapy hot water. With the crockery in my old pot, you’d have to soak overnight and apply much ‘elbow grease’ to get it clean. The crock of this rival is effortless in comparison. It advertises this easy-off feature, and they’re not kiddingi agree about the price. Unless you want a different shape or size, i see no reason to go any higher. And the shipping price around $11-12 is reasonably in-line with others that weigh the same but cost more. So you’re still a bit ahead. ]

Greet for cooking for 2 people.

Work well, but i found quart it’s too much for me.

Great for soups, stews, etc. No problems with the lid or the liner.

Just as described nice unit very happy works good perfect for me.

Purchased this to replace a crock pot i’ve had for over 30 years but which had started to lose control over the heat (was getting too hot on low). No frill, no electronic displays, just cooks on low or on high. Easy to clean/perfect size for us.